RKS Poetry: “Welcome to the New Cold War”

Welcome to the New Cold War

When I was a younger man the threat to democracy
was not the North American political autocracy
but the Reds
Churchill wanted them after the war to be dead
But cooler heads prevailed
to create the communist threat

McCarthy in the US House Committee on Un American activities
went on a commie clean up and rant
your democratic rights
were trampled
in the name of democracy yet is it happening again with the primitive beating of the political drum
the unvaccinated being the new Red Scum
the politicos quiver and call unvaccinated truckers a threat to all democracy loving Canadians
it’s always easy to crush the minority
as the politicians flip flop and foam at the mouth
heaping venom on the “lunatic fringe” that don’t represent apple pie and poutine
sound routine?
and who represents the minority?
Why don’t you politicians have the guts to listen and engage
but instead you go for the sound bite rage

Robert K. Stephen

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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